Children's Ministry

Tammy Oliver, Director of Children's Ministry  

Our Children's Ministry loves kids!

We are committed to partnering with parents to see kids grow in relationships with Jesus, each other, and impact their world. Children are an important part of our church and they matter to God deeply. Recognizing this, kids and service to them are highly valued.

We recognize kids respond to creative and engaging activities. Children’s lifelong paths of spiritual growth is helped when they are receptive to learning, and we want them to look forward to attending. This means all children are greeted with love, accepted, and respected in a child-centered relational ministry.

Community Reformed Church’s teachers give our children experiences and Biblical lessons that will gradually help them process God’s principles and relate them to their everyday world. We desire to partner with families in their attempts to lay a spiritual foundation that, in God’s timing, will lead a child into a joyful lifelong relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

  • Nursery

    Our nursery is designed to provide a loving and safe environment for young children from birth through 3 years of age. Our nursery team is staffed by paid, screened caregivers who provide familiar faces week after week.

    Parents may choose to have their 3 year-old attend the separate KidZone's preschool class on Sunday mornings or they are welcome to remain in the nursery.

    We have one large play area plus two other separate areas for infants and parents, including one for nursing mothers. Parents of infants may choose to leave their children with the caregivers or may remain with their infant and listen to the message via an intercom.

    Safety, security and nurturing are our priorities. Check-in procedures are in place to ensure communication with parents. Doors are locked and monitored. If your child needs you during the service, assigned numbers are used to contact parents via the electronic nursery display up front. Matching colored name tags are required upon picking up your child.


    The nursery is overseen by the Children's Ministry Team and we welcome input from parents. We recognize that Jesus loves these little children and we want them to recognize that we love them also.

    Nursery is available during all Worship Services and also during special events.

  • Kidzone

    Sunday Kidzone is offered at the 10:15 a.m. service for children ages 3 and older. Children meet in the large Son Room for friendly interactions and for the lesson introduction before dispersing to their own age-specific rooms.

    We encourage parents to ask for a tour of our updated facilities and recognize how we make your children our priority in areas of safety and engaging, relevant teaching. Meet the teachers and ask to see copies of our curriculum. Parents are always welcome to visit. Our teachers are screened and utilize activity-based education to keep your child engaged. The children's ministry team is currently teaching the Bible stories in chronological order. Coupled with each lesson are discussions on how to apply God's teachings to our everyday lives and how each lesson ties into Jesus and His life of love and grace.


    Kids are welcome to the Friend's Club anytime on Wednesday evenings through November 25th. We meet 6:00 pm - 7:30 and are following the Jesus Storybook Bible series in addition to large group games, crafts, and age-related activities.

    Starting mid-October, we will spend 20 minutes preparing for the Christmas program. Stacey Schultz, director, does a phenomenal job making it fun and non-stressful. The half-hour program will be held at 6 pm on Sunday evening, December 6th.

    Friends' club and Family Night take a break from Thanksgiving through New Years and start up again January 6th until Spring Break, meeting from 6:00- 7:00 pm.

    If you have any questions, call Tammy Oliver at 231-497-4352.